Polaris Awarded Phase II Grant for Its Domestic Violence System

Langhorne, PA (May 2008)- Polaris Health Directions has been awarded a Phase II grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to continue its development of a system that will serve victims of domestic violence. This computer-based assessment will help health care and public sector providers address the long-term mental health and functioning issues that are a result of abuse. It is designed to be used in a variety of domestic violence partnerships including those with medicine (ob/gyn, internal medicine, inpatient psych, and chemical dependency), family justice centers and domestic violence/child welfare agencies.

Goals for phase two include development of indicators and predictive models for revictimization; creating an update assessment for Spanish speakers, development of an algorithm to detect inauthentic responses and design of Web-based training materials for providers. 

The system is available now as a pilot program. For more information, send an e-mail to moreinfo@polarishealth.com. Follow Polaris on Facebook.